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Receiving Credit From An Outside Institution

This information is intended to assist you in receiving chemistry course credit for courses taken outside of UCSD.

The courses listed below have been pre-approved for equivalency with UCSD chemistry or biochemistry coursework.

If you see your coursework listed below, you will need to send the chemistry department a VAC message letting us know which coursework you took and the UCSD equivelency in order for us to attach your credit.* 

*Note that you may be able to receive credit automatically if you took a course at another UC. See details here.


Note

Important Note Regarding Pre-Requisites. If you are planning to take a course at another institution that is equivalent to a course at UCSD, but you need to enroll in the following course in the sequence (i.e. completing CHEM 6A over the summer elsewhere but enrolling in CHEM 6B here in the Fall), please know that we cannot approve you to enroll in the subsequent course until you have proof you have completed the pre-requiste. You may submit an unofficial transcript that shows your final grade via an EASy request to enroll in the course. Any requests for in-progress courses will be denied until the course is completed. 

If you do NOT see your institution or coursework listed below, you will need to submit a course substitution petition or pre-approval petition to the Chemistry and Biochemistry department. Approval is not guaranteed.

If you will be taking coursework as part of a Study Abroad program, please refer to the Study Abroad as a Chemistry Major page for additional guidelines on how to apply coursework to your chemistry major.

If you are a visiting (non-UCSD) student:

Please consult your home campus department to ensure accepted transfer courses and verify policies and procedures for transfer credit.


Requirements to Note

48 Upper-Division Major Requirement

All majors in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department are required to complete a minimum of 48 upper-division units within the major at UCSD. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that they meet this residency requirement, especially those who plan to take major upper-division coursework at another institution (e.g. via Study Abroad or another university).

Department Residency

All Chemistry/Biochemistry majors are required to complete at least six (6) upper-division courses within the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that they meet this residency requirement, especially those who plan to take major upper-division coursework at another institution (e.g. via Study Abroad or another university).

For all other Major Requirements see the link below

Policies and Deadlines

See the categories below for previously approved courses at institutions outside of UCSD. Please note this list is constantly being updated.

University of California (UC) Schools

 Please see below for a list of pre-approved University of California (UC) courses.

  • UC classes taken Fall 2018 and later: Once your UC transfer course has posted to your Academic History, you should receive the UCSD credit automatically. If you do not, send a message via the VAC to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry requesting to have UCSD course credit attached to your transfer course. Ex. CHEM 1A (UC Irvine) = CHEM 6A UCSD 
  • UC classes taken prior to Fall 2018: You will not receive UCSD chemistry credit automatically. Send a message via the VAC to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry requesting to have UCSD course credit attached to your transfer course.

If you are a UCSD student planning to take a course at another UC:

  • Find an approved course below.
  • Take the course for a letter grade. You must receive a passing grade* in order to have the class count toward any major requirement within the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. You may not take these classe P/NP. If your major is outside of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, please contact your major department for grade requirements.
  • Submit transcript as soon as possible to UCSD Admissions and wait for course to post to your academic history. This may take up to 8 weeks to process

Courses listed in red have been approved before, but not in a few years. A petition will be required so that we can re-review the course curriculum to determine equivalency.

UC School

Pre-Approved Courses

Expiry Date (end of calendar year)

UC Berkeley

CHEM 1A = 6A    

CHEM 3AL= 43A  

2023

2024

UC Davis

CHEM 2A or 2AH = 6A 

CHEM 2B or 2BH = 6B  

CHEM 2C or 2CH = 6C  

CHEM 2A + 2B + 2C = 7L  

CHEM 2A+2B + 2C = 6ABC + 7L 

CHEM 2AH + 2BH+ 2CH = 6ABC+ 7L  

CHEM 118A= 41A 

CHEM 118B = CHEM 41B  

CHEM 118C = CHEM 41C  

CHEM 118A+118B +118C = CHEM 41ABC + 43A 

CHEM 128A= 41A 

CHEM 128C= 41C  

CHEM 128A + 128B + 128C= CHEM 41ABC

CHEM 129A + 129B= CHEM 43A  

CHEM 110A = CHEM 130

 

2023

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2022

 

UC Irvine

  

  

CHEM 1C= 6C  

CHEM 1LC+ 1LD= 7L  

CHEM 1A+1B+1C+1LC+1LD= 6ABC+ 7L

CHEM 51A = CHEM 41A  

CHEM 51A= 41A  

CHEM 51B= 41B  

CHEM 51C= 41C  

CHEM 51LB + 51LC= 43A  

CHEM 51A, 51B, 51C+51LB+51LC= 41ABC + 43A

CHEM 107 + 127 = CHEM 120A + 120B

CHEM 132A = CHEM 130

CHEM 132B = CHEM 131

 

 

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2024

UC Los Angeles

CHEM 20A= 6A  

CHEM 20B= 6B   

CHEM 30A= 41A  

CHEM 30B= 41B  

CHEM 14C = CHEM 41C

CHEM 30BL = CHEM 43A 

CHEM 153L = CHEM 108

CHEM 153B = CHEM 114C

2021

2022

2023

2021

2022

2024

2024

2027

UC Merced

 

Please note that for students who have taken Chem 2H, 10H, 8H and 100H and have not received automatic credit need to contact us directly through the VAC. Starting WI20 students will automatically receive credit for these courses.

CHEM 2= 6A  

CHEM 2H = CHEM 6A

CHEM 002 = CHEM 6A  

CHEM 2+10 = 6ABC +7L  

CHEM 2H + 10H = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CHEM 8H + 100H + 100LH = CHEM 41ABC + 43A

CHEM 02H + 10H = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CHEM 8H + 100H = CHEM 41ABC

2024

2024

2024

2021

2024

2024

2021

2024

UC Riverside

CHEM 1A= 6A  

CHEM 1A + 1LA = CHEM 6A  

CHEM 1B= 6B  

CHEM 1C= 6C    

CHEM 1A +1B+ 1C+1LA +1LB + 1LC= 6ABC + 7L
CHEM 1LA + 1LB + 1LC = 7L

CHEM 112A + 112B+112C = CHEM 41ABC + 43A

CHEM 12A = CHEM 41A  

CHEM 12B = CHEM 41B  

CHEM 12C = CHEM 41C  

CHEM 12ABC = CHEM 41ABC+43A  

CHEM 8A = CHEM 41A  

CHEM 8B = CHEM 41B  

CHEM 8C = CHEM 41C  

CHEM 8LA + 8LB = CHEM 43A

CHEM 8LA + 8LB + 8LC = CHEM 143B

2021

2022

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UC Santa Barbara

CHEM 1A= 6A  

CHEM 1B= 6B  

CHEM 1C= 6C  

CHEM 1AL+1BL +1CL= 7L  

CHEM 1A+1B+1C+1AL+1BL+1CL = 6ABC + 7L  

CHEM 109A or 109AH = 41A  

CHEM 109B or 109BH = 41B  

CHEM 109C or 109CH = 41C   

CHEM 6AL = 43A  

CHEM 109AH + 109BH+ 109CH + 6AL+ 6BL = 41ABC + 43A  

2022

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2023

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2023

UC Santa Cruz

 

CHEM 1A= 6A  

CHEM 1B= 6B  

CHEM 1C= 6C  

CHEM 1A+1B+1C+1N+1M= 6ABC + 7L  

CHEM 8A= 41A  

CHEM 8B= 41B  

CHEM 109/110= 41C  

CHEM 8A+8B+109 = 41ABC  

CHEM 8L + 8M= 43A

 

 

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2021

 

California State Universities (CSU)

Please see below for a list of pre-approved California State University (CSU) courses (A-Z)

 

Courses listed in red have been approved before, but not in a few years. A petition will be required so that we can re-review the course curriculum to determine equivalency.

CSU School

Pre-Approved Courses

Expiry Date (end of calendar year)

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo 

CHEM 111 = CHEM 4

CHEM 124 = CHEM 6A

CHEM 124 + 128 + 129 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CHEM 127 + 128 + 129 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L  

CHEM 217+316+318+319 = CHEM 41ABC + 43A

2021

2022

2024

2021

2021

CSU DOMINGUEZ HILLS

 

CHEM 110 = CHEM 6A

CHEM 110 + 112 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CHEM 108 = CHEM 4 OR 11

 

2025

2026

2026

CSU EAST BAY

 

CHEM 3301 + 3302 = CHEM 41AB + 43A

 

2022

CSU FULLERTON

CHEM 120A+120B = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

CHEM 211A = CHEM 41A 

CHEM 301A = CHEM 41A 

CHEM 211A+211B = CHEM 41ABC + 43A + 143B  

 

2024

2024

2024

2021

 

CSU LOS ANGELES

 

CHEM 1100 + 1110 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CHEM 101 + 102 + 103 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L  

CHEM 1100 = CHEM 4

CHEM 291A+291B+292A+292B+301 = CHEM 41ABC + 43A

CHEM 2200 + 2201 + 3200 = CHEM 41ABC + 43A

CHEM 2201 + 2211 = CHEM 43A

 

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2021

2023

2021

2022

2022

CSU MONTEREY BAY

CHEM 110 + 111 + 110L + 111L = CHEM 6ABC + 7L  2022

CSU SAN MARCOS

CHEM 201 + 202 = CHEM 41ABC

2026

CSU NORTHRIDGE

CHEM 101 + 101L + 102 + 102L = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2026

CSU SACRAMENTO

CHEM 1A + 1B = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2025

CSU STANISLAUS

CHEM 1200+1110 = CHEM 6ABC

CHEM 3010 +3020 = CHEM 41ABC

CHEM 3012 + 3022 = CHEM 43A

2021

2021

2021

CSU SAN DIEGO 

CHEM 100 = CHEM 4 

CHEM 200 or 202 = CHEM 6A 

CHEM 201 = CHEM 6B

CHEM 201 = CHEM 6C

CHEM 200 + 201 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

CHEM 202 + 201 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CHEM 100+200+201 = CHEM 6ABC +7L

CHEM 232 + 432 + 232L + 432L = CHEM 41ABC

CHEM 232 = CHEM 41A 

CHEM 232 + 232L = CHEM 41A + 43A

CHEM 232 + 432 = CHEM 41ABC

CHEM 510A = CHEM 130

CHEM 251 = CHEM 100A

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CSU SAN FRANCISCO

CHEM 115 +215 + 216 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

CHEM 115 + 215 = CHEM 6ABC

CHEM 216 = CHEM 7L

 

2021

2024

2024

 

CSU SAN JOSE

CHEM 1A = CHEM 6A 

CHEM 1A + 1B = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CHEM 112A+112B+113A = CHEM 41ABC + 43A

2023

2023

2023

SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 115A = CHEM 6A

2027

Other California Universities

Please see below for a list of pre-approved other California University courses (non CSU and UC) (A-Z)

 

Courses listed in red have been approved before, but not in a few years. A petition will be required so that we can re-review the course curriculum to determine equivalency.

California University

Pre-Approved Courses

Expiry Date (end of calendar year)

MARYMOUNT CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY

SCI 220 = CHEM 6A

2021

POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 152 = CHEM 6A 

2027

SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE OF CALIFORNIA

CHEM 008 + 009 + 010 + 011 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2026

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY

 

CHEM 11 + 12 +13 = CHEM 6ABC +7L

CHEM 31 + 32 + 33 = CHEM 41ABC + 43A

CHEM 141 = CHEM 114A 

 

2021

2025

 2025

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES 

 

CHEM 113L + 116L = CHEM 43A

CHEM 311 + 311L + 316 + 316L = CHEM 41ABC + 43A

2026

2026

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

CHEM 31A = CHEM 6A  

CHEM 31B = CHEM 6B

CHEM 1 = CHEM 41A

CHEM 2 = CHEM 41B

CHEM 3 = CHEM  41C

CHEM 1+2+3 = CHEM 41ABC

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UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS

CHEM 131 + 132 = CHEM 6ABC

2026

UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC

CHEM 25 + 27 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2024

UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

CHEM 151 + 151L = CHEM 6ABC 

CHEM 151+151L+152+152L = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2023

2023

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO

CHEM 111 + 112 + 113 + 114 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

CHEM 230+231+232 = CHEM 41ABC + 43A 

2024

2024

 

California Community Colleges

  • Please check assist.org to see the pre-approved course equivalencies for your coursework
  • If you took your coursework at 2 different community colleges in two different districts, you will need to submit a course substitution petition in order for our department to review your coursework for UCSD equivalency
  • If you took chemistry coursework at two different colleges within the same district and if both colleges use the same course numbering, it is likely that you will NOT need to petition. However, you will need to send us a  VAC message so that your record can be updated. 

Out of State Community Colleges

Please see below for a list of pre-approved out of state community college courses (A-Z)

 

Courses listed in red have been approved before, but not in a few years. A petition will be required so that we can re-review the course curriculum to determine equivalency.

Out of State Community College (CC)

Pre-Approved Courses

Expiry Date (end of calendar year)

AUSTIN CC

CHEM 1111+1112+1311+1312 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2023 

ANNE ARUNDEL CC

CHEM 111 & 112 = CHEM 6ABC

2025

BARTON CC

CHEM 1814 + 1816 = CHEM 41ABC + 43A

2026

BERGEN CC

CHEM 140 + 141 + 240 + 241 = CHEM 6ABC +7L

2026

BUCKS COUNTY CC

CHEM 121 + 122 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2026

BELLEVUE CC

CHEM 121 = CHEM 4

CHEM 161 = CHEM 6A 

CHEM 161+162+163 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

CHEM 261+262+263 = CHEM 41ABC + 43A

2023

2022

2022

2024

BUNKER HILL CC

CHEM 201+202 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2021

CENTRAL NEW MEXICO CC

CHEM 1892 =CHEM 7L

CHEM 1710+1792+1810+1892 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

2021

2024

CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK

CHEM 26100 = CHEM 41A

2025

COASTAL CAROLINA CC

CHEM 151+152 =CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2023

COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA

CHEM 121 = CHEM 6A

2021

EDMONDS CC

 

CHEM 121 = CHEM 4

CHEM 141 = CHEM 6A

CHEM 142 = CHEM 6B

CHEM 163 = CHEM 6C

CHEM 161+162 = CHEM 6A+B

CHEM 141+142+143+151+152+153 = CHEM 6ABC +7L

CHEM 141 + 151+162+163=CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CHEM 241 +242 + 243 + 251 + 252 + 253 = CHEM 41ABC + 43A + 143B 

CHEM 261+262+263=CHEM 41ABC+43A

2022

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2021

2021

EVERETT CC

CHEM 161 = CHEM 6A 

CHEM 161 + 162 = CHEM 6A + 6B 

CHEM 161 + 162 + 163 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

CHEM 140+161+162 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CHEM 261 = CHEM 41A +43A

CHEM 262 = CHEM 41B

CHEM 263 = CHEM 41C

CHEM 261+262+263 = CHEM 41ABC +43A

2024

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GREEN RIVER CC

CHEM 140 = CHEM 4

CHEM 121 = CHEM 11

CHEM 161 = CHEM 6A

 CHEM 140+150+163 = CHEM 7L

2022

2022

2021

2021

HAROLD WASHINGTON COLLEGE

CHEM 201+201 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2021
HOUSTON CC

CHEM 1411 = CHEM 6A  

CHEM 1301, 1412, & 111 = CHEM 6A, 6B, 6C, & 7L

 

 

2024

2026

 

 

IVY TECH CC CHEM 111 = CHEM 6A 2026
MARICOPA CC CHM 152 = CHEM 6C 2027
MONTGOMERY CC CHEM 203L + 204L = CHEM 143B 2025
MOUNT HOOD CC CHEM 221 = CHEM 6A 2025
NORTHERN VIRGINIA CC

CHEM 111= CHEM 6A  

CHEM 111 + 112 = CHEM 6ABC +7L

 

2023

2026

 

NORTH SEATTLE COLLEGE

CHEM 161 = CHEM 6A 

CHEM 162 = CHEM 6B

CHEM 161+162+163 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2024

2021

2023

PHOENIX CC

CHM 152 = CHEM 6C

2027

PIERCE COLLEGE

CHEM 161+162+163 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2021

PORTLAND CC CHEM 221 = CHEM 6A  
CHEM 221+222+223 = CHEM 6ABC+7L
2026
SAINT LOUIS CC CHEM 105+106 = CHEM 6ABC+7L 2021
SEATTLE CENTRAL CC


CHEM 161 + 162 + 163 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2023

SHORELINE CC

CHEM 171 + 172 = CHEM 6A 

CHEM 171 = CHEM 6A  

CHEM 171 + 172 +  173 = CHEM 6ABC

CHEM 181+182+183 = CHEM 7L

2022

2022

2024

2024

SOUTH PUGET SOUND CC

CHEM 161 = CHEM 6A 

CHEM 161+162+163W/ LAB = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2021

2021

SPOKANE FALLS CC

CHEM 161 = CHEM 6A+7L

CHEM 162 = CHEM 6B

CHEM 163 = CHEM 6C

2024

2024

2024

TACOMA CC

CHEM 161 = CHEM 6A  

CHEM 162 = CHEM 6B

CHEM 161+162+163 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

CHEM 261+262+263 = CHEM 41ABC+43A

2021

2021

2024

2024

WAKE TECHNICAL CC

CHEM 151 + 152 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2026

WESTCHESTER CC

CHEM 107 = CHEM 6A

2027

WHATCOM COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

CHEM 161+162+163 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

CHEM 261+262+263 = CHEM 41ABC 
+43A

2022

 2022 

WINDWARD CC

CHEM 161 + 162 + 161L + 162L = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2026

 

Out of State Universities

Please see below for a list of pre-approved out of state university courses (A-Z)

 

Courses listed in red have been approved before, but not in a few years. A petition will be required so that we can re-review the course curriculum to determine equivalency.

Out of State University

Pre-Approved Courses

Expiry Date (end of calendar year)

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 101 = CHEM 4

CHEM 113+116 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

CHEM 233 + 237 = CHEM 41A

CHEM 241A+241B+243A+243B = CHEM 41ABC+43A

CHEM 114 + 116 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2021

2021

2021

2021

2025

BARD'S COLLEGE AT SIMON'S ROCK

CHEM 100 = CHEM 6A +7L

2024

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY 

CHEM 3331 + 3332 = CHEM 41ABC

2025

BOSTON COLLEGE

CHEM 1109 + 1110 + 1111 + 1112 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

CHEM 2231 + 2232 + 2233 + 2234 = CHEM 41ABC + 43A  

2024

2024

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

CH 101 + 102 = CHEM 6ABC +7L

CH 203+204 = CHEM 41ABC + 43A

2022

2024

CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK

CHEM 26100 = CHEM 41C

2027

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

CH 1010 + 1011 + 1020 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CH 2230 = CHEM 4

2024

2024

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY

CHEM 121 + 123 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 2024
COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

CHEM 121+131 = CHEM 6A

CHEM 122 + CHEM 132 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2024

2027

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY

CHEM 321 + 322 + 323 + 324 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L  

CHEM 203 + 204 + 205 + 206 = CHEM 41ABC + 43A

 

2022

2025

 

FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE

CHM 2046L + CHM 2046 + CHM 2045L + CHM 2045 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2025

FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 120 = CHEM 6A

2025

ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

CHEM 124 = CHEM 6A

2026
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 1201 + 1202 = CHEM 6ABC 

2022
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

CHEM 101+111+102+112 = CHEM 6ABC +7L

2021
MIAMI DADE COLLEGE

CHEM 1025 = CHEM 6A 

2025
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 141 + 142 + 160 + 161 = CHEM 6ABC+ 7L

2026
MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY

CHE 310 + 320 = CHEM 41ABC

CHE 311 = CHEM 43A

CHE 305 = CHEM 100A

2025

2027

2027

NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY 

CHEM 114, 115, 116, + 117 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

2025

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

CHEM 1161 + 1162 = CHEM 6A

CHEM 1214 + 1215 = CHEM 6A +B 

CHEM 1211 + 1212 + 1214 + 1215 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CHEM 2311 = CHEM 41A 

CHEM 2311 + 2312 + 2313 + 2314 = CHEM 41ABC + 43A 

CHEM 2313 + 2314 = CHEM 41ABC+ 43A 

2026

2024

2024

2024

2024

2024

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

CHEM 151+151L+152+152L = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2024

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 231+232+233 = CHEM 6ABC

CHEM 331+332+333 = CHEM 41ABC

CHEM 331 + 332 = CHEM 41AB

2022

2022

2025

OREGON INSITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

CHEM 221 + 222 + 223 = CHEM 6ABC +7L 

2023
OTTAWA UNIVERSITY

CHE 12044 + CHE 12144

2027

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 110 = CHEM 6A

CHEM 110+112 = CHEM 6ABC

CHEM 110 + 111 + 112 + 113 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L  

CHEM 210 = CHEM 41A

2027

2022

2025

2025

PORTALND STATE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 221+222+227+228 = CHEM 6AB+7L
Combination is not equivalent to CHEM 6C

CHEM 221+222+223 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

CHEM 334 = CHEM 41A

CHEM 334 + CHEM 335 + CHEM 336 + CHEM 337 + CHEM 339 = CHEM 41ABC +43A

2026

2026

2026

2027

PURDUE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 11500+11600 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2022

SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 1411 + 1412 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2025 

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 1500 + 1510+1520+1501+1511+1521 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2022
SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY

CHEM 223 + 229 + 222 + 228 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2025
SUNY STONY BROOK

CHEM 129+132 = CHEM 6ABC

CHEM 331+332 = CHEM 41ABC

2021

2021

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 106+107+116+117 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2023
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - SAN ANTONIO

CHEM 1111 + 1112 + 1311 + 1312 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2025

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

CHEM 1307 + 1107 + 1308 = CHEM 6ABC

2025

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

CHEM 241A + 241B + 243A+243B = CHEM 41ABC+43A

CHEM 151+142 = CHEM 6ABC +7L

CHEM 151 = CHEM 6A

2021

2021

2021

UNVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER 

CHEM 2031 + 2038 + 2061 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2026
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS-FORT SMITH

CHEM 1401 + 1403 + 1411 + 1413 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

2024
UNVERSITY OF HAWAII HILO

CHEM 162 = CHEM 6C

2025

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA

CHEM 161 + 161L = CHEM 6A + 7L

2025

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK

CHEM 131 = CHEM 6A
CHEM 131+132 = CHEM 7L 

2025

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, DEARBORN

CHEM 134 + CHEM 136 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2027

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA OMAHA

CHEM 1180 + 1184 + 1190 + 1194 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2025

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

CHEM 121+122+123L+124L = CHEM 6ABC +7L

CHEM 121+122 = CHEM 6ABC

CHEM 123L+124L = CHEM 7L

CHEM 301 = CHEM 41A

CHEM 303L = CHEM 43A

2024

2024

2024

2024

2024

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA RENO

CHEM 121A + 121L = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

CHEM 121A+121L+122A+122L=CHEM 6ABC+7L

2021

2023

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

CHEM 2370 + 2380 = CHEM 41ABC

2024

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

 

CHEM 221 + 222 + 223 + 227 + 228 + 229 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

CHEM 331 + 335 + 336 + 337 + 338 = CHEM 41ABC + 43A

CH224H + CH225H + CH226H + CH227 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

 

2022

2022

2025

UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND

 

CHEM 207+277+208+288 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

CHEM 207+277+208+278 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

 

 

2022

2025

 

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND 

CHEM 110 + 230 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

2025

UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS

CHEM 111+112 = CHEM 6ABC

2021

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

CHEM 111 + 111L + 112 + 112L = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2026

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

CHEM 301 + 302 = CHEM 6ABC

2024

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS EL PASO

CHEM 1105 +1106+1305+1306 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2022
UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT

CHEM 141 + 142 = CHEM 41ABC + 43A

 2024 

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

CHEM 1410 + CHEM 1420 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2027

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON - SEATTLE

CHEM 142 = CHEM 6A

CHEM 152 = CHEM 6B

CHEM 162 = CHEM 6C

CHEM 142+152+162 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

CHEM 237 = CHEM 41A

CHEM 238 = CHEM 41B

CHEM 241 = CHEM 43A

2023

2023

2023

2023

2023

2023

2023

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY

CHEM 1210 + 1215 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2026

VIRGINA TECH INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 1035 = CHEM 6A

2026

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY AT ST. LOUIS

CHEM 151 = CHEM 7L

CHEM 111A + 112A + 151 + 152 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2024

2024

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

CHEM 120 + 121 + 222 + 223 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2026
XAVIER UNIVERSITY LOUISIANA

CHEM 1110+1111L+1021L+1120 = CHEM 6ABC +7L

2024

 

Out of Country Universities

Please see below for a list of pre-approved out of country courses, both for International students and Study Abroad.

For Study Abroad Courses

  • If the course you wish to take meets the minimum criteria listed in the Applying Coursework Taken Abroad Toward the Major section of the Study Abroad page and is listed below, please send the Chemistry and Biochemistry department a message via the VAC after the course has posted to your UCSD academic history. We will then apply the stated UCSD equivalent credit to your record.
  • If you wish to receive credit for conducting lab research abroad, see instructions here. 

Courses listed in red have been approved before, but not in a few years. A petition will be required so that we can re-review the course curriculum to determine equivalency.

Out of Country University

Pre-Approved Courses

Expiry Date (end of calendar year)

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY - CAIRO

CHEM 1005+1006+1015+1016 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

CHEM 2016L+2006 = CHEM 100A

CHEM 2003+3006+3010L+3016L = CHEM 41ABC+43A

2024

2024

2024

COLLEGE IN KOREA (CNU)

CHEM 14544 + 14545 = CHEM 41ABC 

CHEM 27046 = CHEM 43A 

2022

2022

EPFL

CH-314 = CHEM 158

CH-242(B) + CH-244 = CHEM 130 + CHEM 131 + CHEM 132

CH-349 = CHEM 105A

2027

2027

2027

GOCE DELCEX UNIVERSITY 

CHEM 1 = CHEM 6A

2025

IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON

CE2-10-2 = CHEM 114A  

CE3-06 = CHEM 171 

ENGR 113Y = CHEM 130

2021

2021

2021 

KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

5BBM0212 = CHEM 118 

5BBB0223 = CHEM 114B  

2023

2023

KOREA UNIVERSITY

CHEM 15110 + 15204 + 15340 + 15432 = CHEM 6ABC+ 7L 

CHEM ISC292 = CHEM 41A

2022

2025

 MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY

SCI2035 = CHEM 114A 

 

2022

 

MCGILL UNIVERSITY CHEM 212 = CHEM 41A 2027
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY 186S = CHEM 199  2021
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

IEE2030 = CHEM 41A 

CM2121 = CHEM 41A

LSM3211 = CHEM 118

LSM3243 = CHEM 113

2021

2021

2027

2027

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

CHE203A = CHEM 120A 

CHE203B = CHEM 120B 

BIO161 = CHEM 114A 

CHE104 = CHEM 135 

CHE206A = CHEM 168 

CHE113 = CHEM 120A 

CHE2304 = CHEM 126  

2023

2023

2024

2024

2023

2023

2023

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

QUIMICA ANALYTICA = CHEM 100A

QUIMICA INORGANICA 1 = CHEM 120A 

QUIMICA FISICA 1 = CHEM 126A 

2024

2024

2024

UNIVERSIDAD INTERAMERICANA DE PUERTO RICO

CHEM 1111 + 2212 = CHEM 6ABC  

CHEM 2221 = CHEM 41A

2022

2022

UNIVERSITY CEU SAN PABLO

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I = CHEM 411A

2027

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN IRELAND

CHEM 10120 = CHEM 6C 

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1 + 2 = CHEM 41AB + 43A 

2022

2023

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

CHEM2304 = CHEM 126 

CHEM 2601 = CHEM 114A 

2023

2021

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE MAASTRICHT

BIOCHEMISTRY (SCI2035) = CHEM 114A

2027

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE UTRECHT

MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY = CHEM 167

 2026 

UNIVERSITY OF BAGUIO (PHILIPPINES) CHEM 2 = CHEM 43A 2024
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY (NKEK11002U) = CHEM 173

THE CHEMISTRY OF METAL IONS IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS (NKEK14015U) = CHEM 125

2025

2025

UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

CHEM 11043 + BILG09095 = CHEM 108

CHEM 11014 = CHEM 100A

CHEM 10024 = CHEM 152 

CHEM 10048 = CHEM 171 

CHEM 10052 = CHEM 114A  

CHEM 1A = CHEM 41A + 7L

2025

2025

2024

2024

2024

2023

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

CHEM 30432 = CHEM 157 

CHEM 30212 = CHEM 141 

CHEM 20312 = CHEM 120A 

BIOL 21132 = CHEM 114B

2023

2023

2023

2023

YONSEI UNIVERSITY

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1 (OR CHEM 111S) = CHEM 41A

BTE2200 = CHEM 41A

CHEM 102: ORGANIMETALLIC CHEM = CHEM 120A

2022

2024

2023